Buhari is simply overbearing – Wike

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– Governor Nyesom Wike has labeled the federal government as overbearing

– The Rivers state governor insisted that the federal government has dysfunctional organisations slowing down the pace of development

–  Wike also noted that federal government agencies had been turned against state and local governments

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Governor Nyesom Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has labeled the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government as too overbearing, with too many powers and resources at its disposal, The Nation reports

The governor on Wednesday, August 24, insisted that the underdeveloped nature of Nigerian states is traceable to an overbearing federal government that had dysfunctional organisations slowing down the pace of development.

The governor stated these while addressing the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 9 at the Institute of Security Service (ISS), Abuja.

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In his paper titled: “Institutional Weaknesses and Challenges of Development in Rivers State,” Wike noted that federal government agencies had been turned against state and local governments, claiming that they merely constituted themselves into a stumbling block by deliberately embarking on unconstitutional activities that had been stalling development.

Wike, a former minister of state for education, said state governors should no longer be addressed as Chief Security Officers (CSOs), but mere Chief Logistic Officers (CLOs), who would only provide logistics for federal security agencies.

He said: “The federal government is simply too overbearing with too much powers and resources at its disposal. We know the recurrent rifts between the   federal government and the states over development issues, including revenue   sharing, resource control, excess crude oil account, appointments into federal agencies and arbitrary location or withdrawal of federally-funded projects.”

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A few days ago, Wike said he was going to sue the police and Department of State Services (DSS), following the sealing off the Sharks Stadium, which was the venue of the Peoples Democratic Party national convention on Wednesday, August 17.

He said the Rivers state government would seek judicial interpretation to determine if the federal government was right to take laws into its hands.

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